Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Have You MIssed Me?


Well, I've just so happened to have missed you, too!  It has been absolutey CRAZY with school starting back and trying to get into a routine.  But we are getting there.

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Now, on the pressing matters.  I'm mad at myself becuase we had a great weekend to make up for the one we spent the week before chasing the stomach bug around our house.  And I'm mad because I forgot the camera.  We got some much needed time in with family that we don't get to see as much as I'd like.  And for what it's worth, it was  nice to be around people who I knew weren't judging me or making comments about me behind my back.  It's been rather hard to hold my head up high around these parts, if you know what I mean.  I'm doing it, but it hasn't been easy.  Without Sid, and without the power of prayer, I wouldn't be doing it!

 WOW!  How in the world did I get here from there?  Let's start this over....

Sid and I packed it up Saturday morning, threw Bailey in the car, and hit the blacktop to Alabama.  First stop, Birmingham at none other than Chuckie Cheese where a kid can be a kid.  And let me tell you, it was kiddie hell.  Or maybe I should say adult hell because the kids seemed to enjoy themselves.  We met Chris and the kids and I so enjoyed loving on my babies and seeing them all play together.  Then we went on to Mom and Dad's and loved on them, along with Aunt Maggie and Uncle Bo.  After a good night's rest, we went to church the next day where Pappaw was singing.  Now, this would be reason number 1, along with not getting pic of the kids together, that I mad about leaving the camera behind.  I cannot remember a day in my life that I've ever heard him sing, so it was nice to be there for the event.  He was so good, I expect to hear him again soon!  Lunch was the usual Sunday dinner, Cafe on Main.  Then it was back to Mimi and Poppy T's to play with Andrew and Erin and again before we headed home.  We got back home around 6 Sunday and I'm so gald things worked out like they did so we could go.  But I'm so sad that I have no pictures to document the weekend.  I shall never forget again!!!! 

I plan to be back to the land of blogging hopefully as of this weekend.  Don't walk out me.  I've just needed to adjust to a new schedule.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Art, Art and More Art

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It's been C-R-A-Z-Y!!! around this house for at least the past week and  a half.  And when it wasn't crazy, guess who was sick?  Luckily, our sweet friend Miss Hailey hasn't gone back to school yet, so she's getting some extra money before she does by helping us out.  Not to mention, Bailey loves her! 

So, this is not new news at the Whitehead household, but we new art at the Neshoba County Fair. 

This pretty one adorns my wall over the dining room table.

In case you aren't familiar with it, those are fair cabins at the Neshoba County Fair grounds.  We didn't have anything to do with the fair hanging around our house other than some old t-shirts that get forgotten about from year to year.  When I walked by this painting, it caught my eye, and lucky for me it was close to closing time for the arts and crafts for the day and close to my birthday.  I was able to purchase this with some money from Sid and Maggie and Bo. 

This next piece of art was actually the first piece of art to catch my eye.  I don't know how it was still there at the end of the day, because I've never seen anything like it.  But lucky for Mom, it was still there and she is now the proud owner of this piece.

At first I thought we were going to get to keep it out house, but no such luck.  She took it with her!  Maybe it will return one day!  I just love it.

But do you want to know what I really love?  Artwork that my sweet Bailey Boo does.  Up until now, it's just been artwork that you can tell was either done with alot of help from her teacher or with no help from the teacher.  I was cleaning off the table from her stuff brought in from last week and found this:

There's a glare on the glass, but it's an elephant, lion, and zebra that is made with her hand print.  And it's dated my birthday.  Not that I think they did this just for me, but I did find it a keepsake of sorts.  Sid had just the right thing at work to frame it in.  We don't have it on the wall yet, but it will be soon!

And, how could we leave out the lion?

Also, made from those sweet hands!  It's going to get harder and harder to pick and choose what goes in the box for a "keeper" and what gets hung around the house.  They do so much at school and I hate to throw anything away.  Art projects like this one are just priceless to me!  I know she enjoys every bit of it.  She has some crayons that her Mimi bought her that don't color too well for some reason, the only thing I can figure out is because they are non-toxic, but anyway, Bailey loves to just play with them.  She will ask for her "pen" which is what she calls them, get her drawing paper out, and then sit in the floor and dump out her crayons, pick them up one by one, put them in the cup, then dump them out all over again!  Hey, as long as she's happy, then so is this mama!!!

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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Just My Size! Just My Kind of Give Away!!

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It's finally here!!

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Sunday, August 1, 2010

A New Beginning

It's August 1st.  It's 10:20 in the p.m.  And my child and I are still up.  Why?  I don't know.  I was reading my Bible.  Now, she is reading it!  Her daddy tried to take her with him to lay down.  She cried for me.  That is ok. 

Tomorrow will be rough, so to speak, for both of us.  The alarm is set early and it will be a long day. But tomorrow is also August 2nd, my birthday.  And this birthday will resemble a new beginning for me.  A new beginning that I've need for quite some time.

We went to church this morning.  Bailey went to the nursery for the second time.  She loves it.  And  I'm glad, because guess what Bro. Dan preached about. 

That's right!  A new beginning.  I wish I could go get my notes out of my pursebut as sure as I move, Bailey will be over here in a flash to press the shiny silver button that turns this machine off.  So I'll share my notes another day.  But for my remembrance sake, I just wanted to see the printed words:

That's it's August.
Work tomorrow.
Back into a routine.
My baby girl wants her Mamma at night, at bedtime, and she will have me.  Even if it's midnight before our head's hit the pillow.
My husband loves me very much and for that I am ever grateful.
I know he does, not because he tells me, but he shows me.
I am blessed with two parents who love me very much, unconditionally, and would lay down their life if that's what it took to help me. 
I know that because I am a parent now and understand that feeling.
I know that because I've seen them beg me not to make them go that far.
I have a sister who checks on me mmultiple times a day.  Two brothers who would drop anything and do whatever I needed.  A Grandfather who petitions God daily on my behalf. 
I am blessed with a mother and father and law who love me, unconditionally.
I know this, not because they tell me, but because they show me.
 Several grandparentin laws who are here if we need them.
I love a God who has gone before me, he has laid the path, he has already paid for my sins, so that I am pardoned.  He gives us second chances to make things new.
Life is new. Life is now.  It's up to me!
A new beginning!